Janna Marvyn

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About Janna Marvyn

Janna Marvyn is a registered physiotherapist at Propel Physiotherapy. Janna’s passion is the field of pediatric physiotherapy where she has focused on treatment for infants, children and youth with congenital conditions, orthopedic and neurological injuries, including cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, torticollis and club foot. Janna brings her expertise from previous roles at Children’s Treatment Centres and the Peel District School Board to create fun and engaging treatment sessions for her young clients.

Gross Motor Milestones for Children with Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome? Down syndrome (also known as trisomy-21) is a congenital disorder which occurs when there is an error in chromosomal development, and an extra copy of chromosome 21 is made. Individuals with Down syndrome commonly display certain features including variations in their cognitive and physical development. Physical characteristics often seen in people with Down syndrome include: low muscle tone, ligament laxity, short stature, a protruding tongue, and a flat nasal bridge. What is “Low Tone”? How it Impacts Gross Motor Development. Low tone or low muscle tone occurs when the length of the resting muscle is [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:58:31+00:00May 13th, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Physical Therapy for Babies’ Gross Motor Skills Development

I am often asked questions about developmental milestones by parents who are anxious or concerned about their baby’s development. The truth is that every child’s development is different and milestones might be reached within a wide range of what is considered normal. If you are curious or concerned about your baby’s development, our pediatric physiotherapist, Janna Marvyn, can perform a comprehensive assessment of your child’s gross motor function. The assessment will evaluate your baby’s posture, strength (sitting, standing), movement (rolling, crawling, cruising, etc), flexibility, balance, coordination and sensory processing. A summary of the assessment will be provided in a [...]

By |2019-01-22T16:18:04+00:00January 21st, 2019|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Pediatric Physiotherapist’s Role

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Children with congenital conditions don’t compare themselves to their neurotypical peers, they just want to play as a group. Children with orthopaedic concerns don’t see their seating or mobility devices as a hindrance, they see them as a means to access the school library, or sit at their desk to write a test. Children with acquired conditions don’t perceive any losses or that they’re missing out, they simply adapt themselves to keep working towards their goal of becoming a superhero, breaking a world record, competing in the Olympics, or being the best older brother [...]

By |2019-01-18T20:58:54+00:00February 19th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments